I Chose This for the Size
I always go out with my 3 YO son and I didn't want to carry 2 small bags for him and for me when we do short walks or outings. So, I bought this. I put my e-reader in the outside pocket as shown on the display. I love the bag but I wish it had 2 zippers for the main compartment. I'm used to backpacks with 2 zippers for easy access when on a one-slingcarrying. One time, my wallet fell off because I didn't fully zip it rom right all the way to the left - and the bag gets full easily as it's not that big. If there were 2 zippers, it would not happen because the opening is on the top.
November 26, 2013
Great for travelling with little ones
I bought this backpack knowing I would be travelling from NY to CA with my husband and 3-year old son. It was PERFECT. It's small enough to function nicely as a purse but big enough to hold boarding passes, snacks, wallet, phone, tissues, toys, iPad, etc. And the best feature--HANDS FREE! I was able to help my husband maneuver a stroller, car seat, two carry-ons and a toddler through the various airports with relative ease. I especially appreciated the back zipper compartment; having that pocket against my back kept my wallet & boarding passes secure when walking through the airport.
Even when not travelling, this backpack is a perfect purse for mothers of young children who no longer need a diaper bag. It can easily fit all of your purse fill plus a diaper & a small container of wipes. (Or a baggie with extra underwear for those in the potty-training phase.) I found the straps to be very comfortable and easily adjusted to fit me perfectly. I'm so glad I purchased this backpack--it does exactly what I need it to do and with style!
November 8, 2013
Good Purse Option
I purchased this after seeing someone use this bag as a purse. I am not in school, I do not have any children, and I do not have a busy lifestyle that would require me to be hands-free - but I love this bag as a purse!
It holds a lot more than I would've thought based on prior reviews and the size... With that being said, it isn't too large that it's cumbersome to carry while doing errands or going to work.
The side pockets are small though.... I would prefer if they were a little wider on the top to be able to access easier - but it can fit my phone (iphone 5) and on the other side I usually keep gum or hand lotion.
October 15, 2013
It DOES Hold an iPad
Not sure why they have the iPad where it is in the photo but it does fit with a cover in the zipper compartment. I would love it even more with a little more depth in that zipped area.
October 6, 2013
This is a great backpack, however for the person asking if the cooler lunch box will fit -- I would say no!! It is a small backpack. My 2 year old carries it to mother's day out and it want fit all of her stuff!!! I love to use it for vacation, carrying snacks on airplane, diaper bag for shopping!!
September 11, 2013
My daughter picked out the Cooler for her school lunch bag and wants this backpack to coordinate with it. Does anyone know if the lunch bag/cooler will fit in this back pack? Thanks
September 10, 2013
I orderd this backpack last Friday in Suzani and I can't wait to get it!! One of my friends last year had the old backpack with the flap in the middle of the bag but I got this one. It is coming tomorrow and I can't wait!! In lots of rewiews it says it can't hold an iPad and in a couple of rewiews it says it can, and I really need to know if it can. Anybody have an answer??
September 8, 2013
Perfect for everything!
This vera bag is absolutely perfect! I love it for school, the mall, or going on vacation! It's very pretty and I love the new colors! I'm getting another one for this school year. I highly recommend this to anyone. It's worth the price. It can hold folders, notebooks, and even my iPad! I love it. It's also easy to clean you can just use water and some soap. Please, don't over look this bag. Keep in mind that it does not hold large school books. I love Vera Bradley.
July 30, 2013
Such an awesome bag!!
I absolutely love this bag! It is perfect for almost everything. I originally got this for school, but it was a bit to small for that. Now I use it for going to Disney, the mall, ect. This is one of the best Vera bags available in my opinion, and I would highly recommend it!
July 29, 2013
Great for travel and school
This backpack has so many pockets and space that I take it to school and as a carry-on. I really like the back pocket so I can fit my phone in it without it being in the main pocket. I would recommend this for my friends and everyone else!
July 23, 2013